William Ross Harrison (1921 - 1945)

William Ross Harrison
1921 - 1945
updated February 06, 2019
William Ross Harrison was born c. 1921. He died on March 16, 1945 at 24 years of age.
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William Ross Harrison
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Harrison
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Labuan Memorial Panel 5., in Malaysia
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Service number: vx38354
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Australian Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/10 Fd. Coy.

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William Ross Harrison died on March 16, 1945 at age 24. He was buried in Labuan Memorial Panel 5., Malaysia. He was born c. 1921. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family.
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1921 - 1945 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that William Ross Harrison was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1930, at the age of just 9 years old, William was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1935, when he was only 14 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, in the year of William Ross Harrison's passing, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

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Other William Harrisons

1877 - Sep 7, 1945
1911 - 1979
1928 - 1993
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Aug 29, 1943
c. 1925 - Sep 6, 1943
Unknown - Jun 1, 1940
c. 1893 - Sep 28, 1915
c. 1875 - Oct 28, 1918
c. 1894 - Jul 26, 1916
c. 1893 - May 13, 1941
Unknown - Jul 7, 1917
Unknown - Oct 9, 1916
c. 1872 - Apr 12, 1915
c. 1879 - May 5, 1918
c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916

Other Harrisons

c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916
c. 1879 - May 5, 1918
c. 1872 - Apr 12, 1915
Unknown - Oct 9, 1916
Unknown - Jul 7, 1917
c. 1893 - May 13, 1941
c. 1894 - Jul 26, 1916
c. 1875 - Oct 28, 1918
c. 1893 - Sep 28, 1915
Unknown - Jun 1, 1940
c. 1925 - Sep 6, 1943
Unknown - Aug 29, 1943
Unknown - Jan 24, 1944
c. 1921 - Jan 3, 1944
Unknown - Mar 28, 1918
c. 1918 - Apr 10, 1945
c. 1924 - Feb 24, 1945
Unknown - Apr 8, 1943
c. 1919 - Dec 29, 1943
c. 1889 - Jun 8, 1918

Other Bios

c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916
c. 1879 - May 5, 1918
c. 1872 - Apr 12, 1915
Unknown - Oct 9, 1916
Unknown - Jul 7, 1917
c. 1893 - May 13, 1941
c. 1894 - Jul 26, 1916
c. 1875 - Oct 28, 1918
c. 1893 - Sep 28, 1915
Unknown - Jun 1, 1940
c. 1925 - Sep 6, 1943
Unknown - Aug 29, 1943
Unknown - Jan 24, 1944
c. 1921 - Jan 3, 1944
Unknown - Mar 28, 1918
c. 1918 - Apr 10, 1945
c. 1924 - Feb 24, 1945
Unknown - Apr 8, 1943
c. 1919 - Dec 29, 1943
c. 1889 - Jun 8, 1918
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